OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Board of Trustees is responsible for seven key work areas in our school, which are:
Development and ongoing review of our school charter.
Monitoring and reviewing our progress.
Instigating a policy framework.
Employing the principal.
Ensuring our school’s legal compliance.
Implementing the National Education Guidelines
The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance of our school.
Our Board is made up of five parent trustees, a staff trustee, and the Principal.
The Board meets each month (except January) in the school staffroom.
All parents and caregivers are notified of meeting dates through our school newsletter and calendar. Elections are held at 18 month intervals.
A public copy of board meeting minutes is available at the school office for any parents or caregivers to read.
Clifton School Board of Trustees undertakes all reasonable steps to achieve the purpose, aims and objectives in the Charter, to take full account of the National Education Guidelines and to meet all statutory obligations including the measuring against the New Zealand curriculum as seen in our achievement reports.
PERSONNEL, FINANCE AND PROPERTY
The Clifton School Board of Trustees will:
Act as a good employer to teaching and non-teaching staff.
Prepare a budget and monitor and control school expenditure.
Allocate school funds to meet school priorities to enhance student achievement.
Refine and update a 10-year property plan to ensure school facilities continue to provide a healthy learning environment.
Clifton School will promote awareness that reflects New Zealand’s cultural diversity and, in particular, the unique position of Māori as the tangata whenua.
This will be achieved through:
Te Reo Māori and tikanga Māori being integrated into all curriculum areas where appropriate.
Use local expertise to provide learning opportunities in Te Reo and tikanga Māori.
Daily karakia, powhiri and welcomes, visits and visitors, cultural group visits and the school kapa haka performances which reflects our school's cultural make-up.
Classroom programmes and experiences that encourage students to learn about their own heritage.
Ensure that correct cultural protocol is taught and students are given regular opportunities to apply their knowledge through contact with our local Parewahawaha Marae and Ngati Apa iwi liaison and through our school powhiri and assemblies.
Annual consultation with families ensures parental learning expectations are being met by the board with these responsibilities.
Tolerance, understanding and respect of different cultures and values will be practised and expected in the school environment.
Reporting to the Board of Trustees on student achievement, including Māori students’ achievement, where appropriate.
The Board, following consultation with the community, has approved the Charter.
2020 Annual Report
2020 Audit Report
2021 Parent's Handbook